Help! Scary Ladybug!

Decorating By snocilla Updated 23 Mar 2010 , 8:43pm by honeyscakes

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snocilla Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:15am
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Help! I'm trying to make a cute pink ladybug for my daughter, but her face just looks scary! Any suggestions on how I could make her look more cute? I do still need to add antennae. I hope they will be dry in the morning. Thanks!
LL

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Peachshortcake Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:32am
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Maybe make her mouth smaller and closed. Other wise I think she's cute. I like the flower details

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BethHansen Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:35am
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I would probably place her eyes slightly closer together and add a black pupil to the center of her eyes. Other than that, I think it is adorable!!

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snocilla Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:43am
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Thank you both! I moved her eyes in a little and shortened the mouth. Once I took off the top 'lip' I was able to curve it into a better smile. She looks so much better now! I'll post a new pic in a minute...

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snocilla Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:50am
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Here is the new pic. Beth, I think you might be right about a black pupil instead of white. I'll change that in the morning.
LL

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tavyheather Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 4:05am
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at the bottom of my blog page there is a pic of the one I just did.. you are welcome to copy it..I did from someone else! (just the face!!) icon_wink.gif

http://pattonpiesandcakes.blogspot.com/

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honeyscakes Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 4:29am
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o gosh it is adorable! I love the colors.
have you thought about perhaps making the head black? and adding white fondant circles for eyes and smaller fondant dots in black for pupils.
I LOVE The floral details and the pretty pink color!
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Sagebrush Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 4:39am
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Going from the second photo (because making the mouth closed was one of my other suggestions, and you already did that)...

I would place the pink pupils higher on the black, like she's looking up. That seems to be one of the techniques cartoons use to up the cuteness factor.

Also, bring the corners of the mouth closer together... a tighter U shape, I think will help, too.

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zdebssweetsj Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 4:50am
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Looks better, can't say I care for ladybugs, I've got a ladybug invasion going on right now...... again. I like the flower details also

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monet1895 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 5:04am
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I like the mouth on the second pic...cute! And I agree w/ some of eye suggestions. Maybe just even taking off the white pupils would help?

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Jo-melia Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 5:37am
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I thought maybe bigger spots on her cheeks? The second one is looking very cute! I think black pupils will help too! She's already adorable!!

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BecuzImAGurl Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 5:47am
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i hope I'm not too late at replying...I made a ladybug cake a while ago...I hope it will give you some ideas too. icon_razz.gif

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1528777.html

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wildwolves Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 7:56am
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ohh its such a cute ladybug! The smaller mouth looks really cute.. the flowers look great too icon_smile.gif

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snocilla Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 10:26am
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Thank you all so much for your help! This morning I decided to make some more black fondant and start over. She looks soooo much better thanks to you all!
LL

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dianab Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 12:42pm
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Awww she is adorable!

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Sagebrush Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 1:15pm
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Oh, yes... I think you found the magic! She's adorable, and I'm sure your daughter will love her. icon_biggrin.gif

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KathysCC Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:36pm
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The white eyes with black pupils definitely did the trick.

Another trick I learned on animal eyes is to make the black parts both looking up and to one side so that it gives them an innocent look.

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dreamcakesmom Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:46pm
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What a difference a couple changes made. Great job

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snocilla Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:48pm
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Thank you all for your suggestions, advice, and compliments. You all definitely helped this time, and the tips and advice will definitely help in the future!

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cakeaddictunite Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:57pm
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sooo cute! when my 5 yr old saw it she yelled I want one!!!! thumbs_up.gif

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snocilla Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:58pm
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sooo cute! when my 5 yr old saw it she yelled I want one!!!!




Gotta love kids! icon_smile.gif

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ShanB Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:04pm
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PERFECT!

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monet1895 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:05pm
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very cute! worth the extra effort!

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honeyscakes Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:43pm
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Thank you all for your suggestions, advice, and compliments. You all definitely helped this time, and the tips and advice will definitely help in the future!



This is why I love Cake central. there are SO many wonderful people here! y'all ROCK!!! thumbs_up.gif
Good job on the cake!i am sure your little princess will love her cake.
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